As a health care organization, St. Mary's is committed to the health and safety of our patients, visitors and employees. St. Marys’ campuses are tobacco free—both inside and outside—on all of our properties. Our policy is intended to create a healthier atmosphere for everyone who comes to the hospital to receive care, visit a friend or family member, or work.
This resource guide offers some available options for those wanting help with quitting smoking.
Breathe easier with one free phone call
As with most everything, quitting smoking is easier with the support and help of others. Fortunately, counseling is available by making one simple phone call. Many states (including Wisconsin) and nonprofit health care organizations are sponsoring free tobacco quit lines that offer a variety of services to those who are thinking about or ready to quit using tobacco. To begin a quitting plan, call one of the numbers below. Telephone quit lines have a 22 percent quit rate, compared to a quit rate of five percent for smokers quitting on their own—one phone call can dramatically improve your chances of quitting successfully.
Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line: 1-877-270-STOP, www.ctri.wisc.edu/quitline
American Cancer Society: 1-800-ACS-2345, www.cancer.org
American Lung Association: 1-800-LUNG-USA, www.lungusa.org
National Cancer Institute: 1-877-44U-QUIT, www.cancer.gov
St. Mary's Smoking Policy